Dubose invited by Notre Dame to lead human resource management course

Lisa DuboseDr. Lisa Dubose, director of employee relations, professional development and equal employment opportunity at Bowling Green State University, was invited to develop and instruct an accelerated Human Resource Management course at the University of Notre Dame for its nationally ranked Mendoza College of Business’s Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration (EMNA) Program. The other half of the EMNA curriculum was Accounting for Not-for-Profits.

On the Notre Dame campus, Dubose led 10, four-hour class sessions during the last two weeks in June. The Human Resource Management course focused on foundational principals of human resources and topics that demonstrate the shift from acting in primarily transactional roles to becoming transformational strategic partners for organizational success. The course framework Dubose developed included human resource management, leadership, workforce ethics, strategic planning, employee and labor relations, diversity and inclusion, total rewards and effective communication, in addition to providing practical aspects regarding people at work.  

The students used the VUCA acronym (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) as their cohort name, from the leadership theory taught by Dubose.

“VUCA 2019 did well as we all drank from the same firehose (fast-paced, high pressure) to either instruct or obtain knowledge from a semester’s worth of information provided within an accelerated timeframe,” Dubose said. “It was a wonderfully rewarding opportunity to share insights and experience with the adult learners.”  

This year’s cohort of 37 students included international students and domestic students from around the United States.  

Dubose has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of human resources and has held leadership positions in Ohio and Michigan, including chief diversity officer. She earned a Doctor of Education in leadership studies from BGSU in 2017, and has a bachelor’s degree in business and master’s in education with an emphasis in human resources.